Lydverket is dead, long live Lydverket!
Lydverket was a Norwegian music magazine for TV that was aired by NRK between 2002 – 2012. The final show was aired a few days ago (28.11), and what a finish it was! Not only featured the show a new song by Kvelertak, but it also had the honour to reveal the collaboration between Röyksopp and Susanne Sundfør – “Running to the Sea”!
I guess the two headed Norwegian monster from Tromsø doesnt need much of an introduction, but Sundfør might. Susanne Sundfør is one of the most interesting artists that comes from Norway these days! Earlier this year she released her fourth studio album “The Silicon Veil” to standing ovations amongst the dice throwing Norwegian music journalists (the album is good even the pun towards the critics…).
Sundfør is also one of the reasons that there is no gender specific category for best artist in Norway these days. In the thank you speech after winning the Spellemanspris for best female artist in 2007 she just said:
“I am first and foremost an artist, not first and foremost a woman”.
This of course spurned a public debate about the topic, which she added more fuel to after withdrawing her nomination in the same category in 2010.
The collaboration will also be released as a single at some point in the future.
Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør “Running to the Sea”:
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